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Title: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 10 November 2018, 01:32:27 PM
We've got some more additions to our Modern vehicles range with the Humber Pig and ZSU-57-2 released and ready to buy!

The Humber Pig was a lightly armoured truck used by the British army from the 1950's through to the early 1990's.  With around 1700 produced, this vehicle is probably best known for its usage in Northern Ireland in the 1970's.  There were also some quite fun conversions, including the Holy Pig (rooftop hatch with perspex screen), Squirt Pig (water cannon), Flying Pig (extending riot screens) and Kremlin Pig (wire screens for RPG protection)!

The ZSU-57-2 was a self-propelled anti-air gun built on a modified T-54 chassis.  Developed in the mid-1950's and still in use today, over 2000 of these were produced and saw action in Vietnam, Yom Kippur, Yugoslavia and the Gulf War.  They were still in use during the recent Syrian Civil War as well.

Modern
Vehicles - https://pendraken.co.uk/modern/vehicles/
MDV64    Humber Pig      2.95
MDV65    ZSU-57-2      3.50


And the pics:

MDV64 - Humber Pig
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4500/MDV64.JPG)


MDV65 - ZSU-57-2
(https://pendraken.co.uk/_img/products/4501/MDV65.JPG)


Next up is those Napoleonic Dutch-Belgians, should be ready before we head off to Warfare!

 8)


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 November 2018, 02:51:29 PM
PIG! Gotta love a pig!


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: ianrs54 on 10 November 2018, 04:13:12 PM
PIG! Gotta love a pig!

Yea - they taste nice roasted !


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 10 November 2018, 04:28:44 PM
PIG! Gotta love a pig!

Never loved them.  A bit more armour than a Rover.  They had a short service life in BAOR - issued in 1955 and withdrawn by 1962- only to be re-issued as an IS vehicle in N Ireland in 1969.  I can't see from the image if this is the basic 1609 with no rear(armoured) roof, or the later 1611

 The one's we got were well worn and then fitted with more protection for Op Banner. In urban situations it was actually a better vehicle than the Saracen as driver visibility was so much better.   I encountered a few fitted with the Ferret turret and  Browning MG.

Anyway, ideal for early "battle taxi" BAOR tactics.  I will add 4 to my November order.

I think Portugal was only foreign user ?


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Raider4 on 10 November 2018, 04:35:24 PM
Never loved them.  A bit more armour than a Rover.  They had a short service life in BAOR - issued in 1955 and withdrawn by 1962

Ahh, fits my current area of interest for a cold-war-gone-hot type of game. Would these have likely to have been in Berlin, circa 1960-ish?

Cheers, M.


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 10 November 2018, 05:21:42 PM
Ahh, fits my current area of interest for a cold-war-gone-hot type of game. Would these have likely to have been in Berlin, circa 1960-ish?

Cheers, M.


Yes they wus ! As mentioned in above post, the Humber is a small APC, and therefore traffic friendly.  Less likely to scrape the chrome of a Mercedes or BMW as one eased one's way out of the Smuts Barracks.   I was back in Berlin in 1982 and they were still a few in service ! This was not unusual for the Field Force/BIB.  Once kit was shipped to Berlin it tended to stay there.  The old Smoky Joe Chieftain with the deadly Layland engine were 'dumped' with the garrison. 

North Korean infantry are a cute proxy for East German People's militia  and there are 1/160 card models of "Brandyburg gate"


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Womble67 on 10 November 2018, 05:34:46 PM
Very nice indeed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 November 2018, 06:28:24 PM



North Korean infantry are a cute proxy for East German People's militia  and there are 1/160 card models of "Brandyburg gate"
Drat, and I was going North Korean with mine!


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 10 November 2018, 10:17:02 PM
Its not clear from the image, but is there front doors with visors sculpted on the Humber?


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 10 November 2018, 10:26:15 PM
Its not clear from the image, but is there front doors with visors sculpted on the Humber?

It's got doors outlined but I'll have to check on the visors when I'm in work on Monday.


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 11 November 2018, 12:31:02 PM
It's got doors outlined but I'll have to check on the visors when I'm in work on Monday.

No worries Leon.  If it has been missed, it would no be a difficult addition in plastic card.


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 November 2018, 12:42:35 PM
It's got doors outlined but I'll have to check on the visors when I'm in work on Monday.

You mean your taking a day off- shame on you Leon  ;D


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 11 November 2018, 05:11:15 PM
You mean your taking a day off- shame on you Leon  ;D

Day off?!  No chance!  Yesterday was midday-midnight doing computer work at home, today's a little lighter thankfully.  I think I need to reduce the number of projects we've got on the go for next year!


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 12 November 2018, 02:53:24 PM
It's got doors outlined but I'll have to check on the visors when I'm in work on Monday.

It you had a "spare" moment to check........orders pending.... :)


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 12 November 2018, 03:01:51 PM
It you had a "spare" moment to check........orders pending.... :)

Yep, visors are sculpted on there as well.


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 12 November 2018, 04:01:34 PM
thanks Leon.   Added to my November order.   :-bd


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 12 November 2018, 04:03:29 PM
thanks Leon.   Added to my November order.   :-bd

 8)


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 13 November 2018, 09:03:17 AM
Pigs included in November order.

Apart from tanks, my fictional African bush war Federal force is very 1960s British-  Falkland & Korean Brits in Nigerian striped cammo and supported by Ferrets, Saracens, Saladins, Land Rovers, Bedford lorries, a few WW2 relics....and now Humber pigs.   
 

The cammo was probably a mistake.  The visual effect is easier to achieve than say DPM, but it is time consuming.  Would have been easier sticking to simple drab olives and khaki.  :- :-   

But when do wargamers opt for easy?


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Terry37 on 13 November 2018, 03:04:32 PM
Oh yeah! My post apocalyptic Road Warriors can definitely use a pig!!!! Lon, how long is the model please?

Terry


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 13 November 2018, 03:24:34 PM
Oh yeah! My post apocalyptic Road Warriors can definitely use a pig!!!! Lon, how long is the model please?

It's just about 33mm long.


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Terry37 on 13 November 2018, 08:03:06 PM
Thanks Leon. Might still work if I knock off about 3 or 4 MMs. Giving it some thought!!!

Terry


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 13 November 2018, 08:31:39 PM
No worries!


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: mart678 on 17 November 2018, 01:35:30 PM
Saracen and Saladin masters will be on way to pendraken HQ soon


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 17 November 2018, 09:18:18 PM
Saracen and Saladin masters will be on way to pendraken HQ soon

But will they get there before the old man with the Reindeers  ?


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: pierre the shy on 17 November 2018, 09:44:25 PM
Saracen and Saladin masters will be on way to pendraken HQ soon

With those done does this mean you will be tempting us with the "next generation" of British Army front line equipment - FV432 and Mk3 or Mk5 Chieftain - anytime soon?

I hope so ;) 


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 19 November 2018, 11:14:14 AM
Pigs included in November order.

Apart from tanks, my fictional African bush war Federal force is very 1960s British-  Falkland & Korean Brits in Nigerian striped cammo and supported by Ferrets, Saracens, Saladins, Land Rovers, Bedford lorries, a few WW2 relics....and now Humber pigs.   
 

The cammo was probably a mistake.  The visual effect is easier to achieve than say DPM, but it is time consuming.  Would have been easier sticking to simple drab olives and khaki.  :- :-   

But when do wargamers opt for easy?

Pigs have arrived.  Neat little sculpts. Thanks Leon . :)


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Leon on 19 November 2018, 01:05:19 PM
No worries!


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: mart678 on 16 April 2019, 10:27:29 AM
Saracen and Saladin are nearly complete just in case you fancy 50/60,s coldwar


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 16 April 2019, 04:00:52 PM
Saracen and Saladin are nearly complete just in case you fancy 50/60,s coldwar

Or even a Nigeria/Biafra era hot (bush) war !  Counting the days. 1/600 is fun, but it lacks the power of the individual piece found in 10mm.   :)


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 April 2019, 05:19:19 PM
Or even the Falklands...


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 April 2019, 05:22:09 PM
Well, a Samson, and 2 BARVs are needed for Falklands completeness...


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: sultanbev on 17 April 2019, 09:37:31 PM
Don't forget the single FV180 CET the engineers took along....


Mark


Title: Re: Humber Pig and ZSU-57 released!
Post by: Sunray on 17 April 2019, 10:03:36 PM
Well, a Samson, and 2 BARVs are needed for Falklands completeness...

Only one Centurion BARV "BRAM"  was a runner - but the other provided spare parts to keep BRAM in service.

You won't read that in any official history.   :)